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Rally driver and YouTube star Ken Block dies in snowmobile accident aged 55 | CNN
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Rally driver and YouTube star Ken Block dies in snowmobile accident aged 55 | CNN

CNN  —  Professional rally driver and YouTube star Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident on Monday, his Hoonigan Racing team announced. He was 55. “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband,” Hoonigan Racing said in a statement. “He will be incredibly missed. Please respect the...

Iranian woman takes part in international chess tournament without mandatory hijab | CNN
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Iranian woman takes part in international chess tournament without mandatory hijab | CNN

CNN  —  Iranian chess player Sara Khadem, also known as Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, took part in an international tournament without a hijab, Iranian news outlet Jamaran said on Tuesday. Khadem is the latest sportswoman to appear at a competition without a hijab since anti-government protests erupted in September. Khadem appeared in photos shared by Jamaran without...

Pelé’s health has worsened, hospital says | CNN
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Pelé’s health has worsened, hospital says | CNN

CNN  —  Pelé’s health has worsened and the Brazilian soccer great now requires greater care due to the progression of his cancer, according to a statement by the Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital in São Paulo on Wednesday. Pelé was admitted to the hospital on November 29 for a respiratory infection and “re-evaluation of the chemotherapy...

The incredible true story of the time an astronaut played golf on the moon | CNN
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The incredible true story of the time an astronaut played golf on the moon | CNN

CNN  —  February 6, 1971, was a relatively uneventful day for US sports. Larry Costello’s Milwaukee Bucks swept past the San Francisco Warriors in the NBA, the Boston Bruins defeated the Buffalo Sabres to continue an eight-game unbeaten NHL streak, and Arnold Palmer shot 68 to tie for the lead at the Hawaiian Open. Nothing...